We're doing a great job and recycling more than ever. But, it's also important that we recycle the right things in our Blue Carts and community recycling depots, and properly prepare our materials.
When you put in items that don't belong, it can cause injuries to workers and shutdowns at our recycling sorting facility.
Lather, rinse, recycle
TIP: Add a recycling bin in your bathroom to make it easier to recycle.
Give your bottles a quick rinse and flatten boxes to make extra room for your recycling.
- Shampoo and conditioner bottles
- Mouthwash bottles
- Soap and lotion bottles (remove the hand pumps - they can't be recycled)
- Empty facial tissues boxes and toilet paper rolls
Place loose in your blue cart or community recycling depot
What if my blue cart is full?
If you have more recycling than will fit in your blue cart, try flattening cardboard boxes to make some extra room, or save these materials until the following week's collection. You can also take your recyclables to a community recycling depot.
Exposure to rain, snow and wind can reduce the quality of recyclables, and creates a problem with litter in the community. For this reason, we only collect recyclables that fit inside the Blue Cart or community recycling depot bins. Any materials left outside of the collection containers will be picked up as garbage.